5-6:00 P.M. Sunday, March 13 in the Mavis Whiting Chapel of Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.
9-10:00 A.M. Monday, March 14 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo.
6:00 P.M. Sunday, March 13 in the Mavis Whiting Chapel of Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 A.M. Monday, March 14 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo.
Holy Cross North Cemetery, Fargo.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
James Herman Landblom, 92, of Fargo, ND died peacefully on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Bethany Retirement Center.
Jim was born on August 6, 1918 at St. John’s Hospital in Fargo to Herman L. and Georgina (Almquist) Landblom of Moorhead, MN. The Landblom family were early settlers who homesteaded in the Maple Sheyenne area. Jim graduated from Moorhead High School in 1937. Jim and Joyce (Pfeifer) were married just before he left for Ft. Snelling, MN in August of 1941. He became part of the 163rd Army Regiment serving the war effort in the Pacific Theatre in New Guinea. He was discharged in 1945. Jim and Joyce and their three children lived in Fargo where over the years he worked in sales at Reinland Brothers, Arvig Electric, Bilstead Appliances and Prudential Insurance. He then began his cleaning service, Jamesco, which he operated until his retirement.
Jim and Joyce were charter members of Holy Spirit Church. Jim was always dedicated to service to many area organizations and served on the boards of the ND State Historical Society where he enjoyed countless hours volunteering at Bonanzaville; Senior Kiwanis Club for which he wrapped Christmas presents annually and working at each pancake breakfast; and the Swedish Cultural Society of the Red River Valley assisting in so many ways, particularly fundraising, with the Scandinavian Festival. He was the editor of the Silver Dollar Newsletter for many years.
Jim is survived by his children, Rod (Susan), Dickinson, Jan (John) Nowatzki, Fargo, Dr. Jerome (Florence), Longmont, CO; grandchildren, Capt. Eric (Wendy), San Marcos, CA, Marc, Moab, UT, Michael and Ryan, Dickinson, ND, Sandra (Tom), Elizabethton, TN, Douglas, Argusville, ND, Sgt. Richard (Jenya), Ft. Campbell, KY, Nicolaus (Nicole), Temperence, MI, Zachary, Fargo, ND, Stephanie, Longmont, CO, Brian, Vail, CO, and Emily, St. Paul, MN; great-grandchildren, Joshua (Holly), Alex, Nathan, Tristan, Ian, Alexandra, Katya, and Noah; great-great-granddaughter, Zoey Ann; sister, Dorothy Donahue, Seattle, WA.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; parents; sister, Frances; brothers, Lloyd and Elmer.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Holy Spirit School Library, Swedish Cultural Society, Senior Kiwanis, or the Maple Sheyenne Church, West Fargo.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers at Bethany Retirement Center.